The Month in Review

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Here’s a rough recap of the past month in news hysteria:

Week of July 12: New Black Panthers
Week of July 19: Shirley Sherrod, JournoList
Week of July 26: Ground Zero mosque
Week of August 2: Birthright citizenship
Upcoming Week of August 9: Gay marriage? Michelle’s vacation in Spain? Take a guess!

Quite a summer we’re having, no? Am I missing anything? What have liberals gotten hysterical about lately?

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